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Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674.

What are your priorities for Norfolk policing – new PCC is seeking your views, link here

Mill Road closed at Shotesham Ford – 19th July, click here

Saxlingham Road Closure -26th July, details here

Friday Night is Pizza Night at the Globe…..obviously very popular!

Courtesy of Bernie Fenn

Some very important local info so headline billing….click on the links below

Healthwatch Norfolk Cancer Project 
NALC Campaigns – Reduce Single Use Waste Campaign  & Be Prepared For Flooding 

ALSO, Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched a new initiative to assist individuals in need – Grants for Individuals in need database. The database is funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is open access on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.
The webpage contains:

  • Brief information on how to use the database
  • A short video demonstration
  • A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees
  • A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include,  or just give feedback on your experience of using the database

Shotesham Parish Council with PCC and SVA – Contacts for assistance if required remain:-

Bob Harris.         550672.   hill.cottage@btinternet.com
Jeff Gough.        550358.   clerk.shotesham@outlook.com
Heather Jackson 550785.   heatherbelljackson@btinternet.com
Ken Munro         550736.   resotan@aol.com

Services available in or around the village.. some suppliers available for anyone not wishing to visit shops, click this link 

The DIARY – Click here

Willow Weaving – lots of weaving done at Christine’s, and here’s the photos to prove it!

The SVA are fully (if a little tentatively) up and running again and, although the Duck Race has had to be cancelled for this year, here are some dates for diaries later in the year.

Tour de Shotesham – Whilst the government review of Coronavirus guidelines isn’t due until 19th July, the SVA have decided that, with appropriate controls, the delayed 2021 Tour de Shotesham can go ahead on Sunday the 18th. The event will return to normal with a 12 noon start at the Globe and, whilst we will accept entries on the day, if you intend to take part we would ask that you notify Simon beforehand –  simonnisbet27@gmail.comThis will allow us to keep tabs on the number of entries, and put some restrictions in place on the day should there be more than 30 taking part. Also, you can let Simon know at time of booking if you’d like a bacon roll on completion. 

As always, this is planned as a fun event for all cyclists, with five laps of our well known Shotesham circuit, including the much dreaded ‘Hollow Hill and Hairpin’, if you’re not familiar with the route there’s a map available here.

The (not quite a) Village Fete – A smaller event than normal on Saturday 21st August, this will be our first attempt at a larger gathering and as such will be an open invitation for Shotesham residents and immediate friends only. Details to follow shortly.
Shotesham Cinema will receive a warm welcome for it’s return in September. 
Barn Dance – if everything keeps progressing, we hope this event will be back to it’s normal standard on Saturday 25th September, although at a different venue.More details to come but all of these will, of course, depend on the progress of Unlockdown, so keep an eye on the website – www.shotesham.com and our email system, which, if you don’t already have your email address on the list, we’d be more than pleased to add it. Contact Emma at emmahandbury@hotmail.com or Ken at resotan@aol.com.

Elephants, Rubies and Pugs, Saturday 3rd July – This Norfolk Commons Week event was organised by by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and hosted by Shotesham’s very own Andy Musgrove. Great fun morning was had and at least one visitor was very impressed saying ‘Andy’s a very knowledgable guy’….see photos below, and don’t forget Andy’s wildlife website, link below.

Credit Jess Adby

Wildlife in Shotesham – who knew we had so many different wildlife species on our doorstep?! Village resident, Andy Musgrove is busy collecting and collating them all and, whilst in his own words he hasn’t got them all yet, click here for a few to be getting on with. Careful though, it could make your hair stand on end!!

…and some winter wildlife, courtesy of Tom Higgin


Walking in Shotesham –  Village Walks are back up and running and finally we have the sun to accompany us 🌞 ! The next two walks  will be on Monday 12th July and Sunday Aug 1st, meeting at Trinity Hall at 10.15 as always.

Other Information –

Even with the world wide crisis, some people are still looking to take advantage of any weaknesses. As always, please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

SCAM AWARE! Due to the increasing occurrence of scams, we’ve decided to feature a log of examples on the site which will feature examples of things to avoid, and hopefully give a general of the types of scams that are out there. If you experience anything suspicious, please send evidence via email (Contact Us above) and we’ll add them to the list. Thanks for your help and, as always, don’t respond to anything you’re not sure of, and you can always look up the Scam Aware website or Google the company name (other search engines are available). REMEMBER, if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it’s probably a DUCK! Click on the links for some examples – text msg – Email ProviderLetters promising $millions!!
To emphasise the extent of the SCAMMING problem,  click here  for an up to date message from our Community Police Engagement Officer, and advice from NLC on scam avoidance – see it here. Look out, other scams are available!! 

Community information….

The Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP) has launched an eight-week consultation to understand what residents believe will make Norfolk a safer place to live, work and visit, click here for more info and to share your views.

South Norfolk Council has issued a couple of guides to assist anyone planning an event as we continue to recover from COVID lockdowns, you can read them here.   

Norfolk Local Councils’ Wellbeing Group have produced an excellent article on Carbon Footprints and some actions which can be taken, click here, and they have also provided a pamphlet of Finance Awareness and Scam avoidance – see it here 

Bin Collection Calendars – South Norfolk have discontinued sending out hard copies,  full info here

South Norfolk’s latest bulletin containing a lot of good advice can be found at their website here….too big to attach!.

NALC Campaigns – Reduce Single Use Waste Campaign  & Be Prepared For Flooding 

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital’s ‘Settle in Services’ are looking for dedicated volunteers who wish to give something back to their local community. Volunteers meet patients on their day of discharge from hospital to help settle them back in to their own environment. Click here for more information 

Rural Services NorfolkFebruary bulletin

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – latest Covid update from June – Covid Update  & Crime Prevention Bulletin 

First update from our new Norfolk Police Commissioner –June Newsletter

Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)